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Emma first encountered Philosophy for Children in 2004 when working at Alverstoke Junior School in Gosport, Emma first encountered philosophical enquiry in 2004 when working at Alverstoke Junior School in Gosport, Hampshire, and has continued to practice P4C ever since; she feels passionately about its value in schools, the local community and with her own young children.
Emma is a registered Level 1 SAPERE trainer working with a number of schools, including a school involved in the EEF project. She provides support with planning opportunities in the curriculum for P4C, at classroom and whole school level, co-facilitating enquiries to develop teachers’ confidence and skills.
Emma qualified as a Primary Teacher in 1999 and has worked in Primary and Junior schools in Hampshire and as a leading teacher for Gifted and Talented provision. In her role as a Deputy Headteacher, she introduced P4C at whole school level, using enquiry to develop school values and a concept led curriculum, culminating in the school receiving the Bronze and Silver P4C Award.
Other P4C experience, includes leading an after school ‘Think On’ club, a Year 2 transition project and leading a community P4C group in a local pub with 20-70 years old. She now writes a philosophy page for a children’s magazine.
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